On average it’s estimated that if you’re planning a wedding in 2008, you can expect to spend approximately 250 hours bringing this most special and important day to fruition. How much time will YOU spend finding the perfect wedding band?
If you’re reading this, no doubt you have already discovered that there are literally hundreds of bands for weddings available to perform at wedding receptions. Just how do you go about choosing the best in live wedding entertainment for your special day?
Try following these five top tips for finding the perfect wedding band!
Shop around for your wedding band
Take a good look at the type of wedding bands you may be interested in booking. It’s best to prepare questions to ask in advance. Are you sure that the eight piece wedding band you have found will be suitable for the wedding reception venue you have booked? Do they play UK wide or are they based in one particular area? Will they provide you with a contract to safeguard your rights?
HARD TO HANDLE band are a highly versatile wedding musicians and have performed at literally hundreds of wedding receptions UK wide. Our clients’ rights are safeguarded with our terms of service contract.
Be sure the wedding band is suitable for your function
Not all bands are suitable to perform at wedding receptions. The band you see playing at your local bar may sound great, but will they be able to perform the type of wedding entertainment music suitable for a wedding reception? Bar and pub bands play loud music often in one genre. That might be great for a little while, but bands for weddings know that the key to success is performing a broad repertoire of songs, from classic hits to modern music.
HARD TO HANDLE band are wedding specialists! With a wide ranging repertoire and top class musicians, the band is one of the most sought after acts performing in the UK today.
Be sure the wedding band is suitable for your venue
The venue you hire for your wedding reception will probably have certain requirements of the wedding musicians you book. Many venues have installed sound limiters designed govern how loud a band can play. This means that if wedding bands play over a certain level of sound, electrical power will be cut. The result? No music! Ask the wedding bands you are interested in booking if they have experience working with sound limiters.
HARD TO HANDLE band liase directly with function centres to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled both prior to and on the day of the wedding reception.
Beware of hidden charges of wedding bands
As with all the services you book for your wedding reception, you need to be sure that you are getting the best value for money. When you ask wedding bands for their price, ask them if this is their final quote. Some bands for weddings will attempt to add extras fees to their quote at a later date – fees for accommodation, food, even hire of equipment.
HARD TO HANDLE band own top of the range equipment, and we absolutely guarantee that the quote you will receive is the final quote.
Part-time vs Professional wedding bands
You wouldn’t entrust the repair of your car to a part time mechanic, or a call plumber who has a day job working in an office, so why consider booking a band that only perform part time? Many bands for weddings only play once or twice per month as a hobby and work in “normal” weekday jobs. Do you really want to risk booking wedding entertainment when the wedding musicians may be stuck in rush hour traffic after finishing work on the day of your wedding reception?
HARD TO HANDLE band are professional wedding musicians performing regularly at a variety of functions throughout the UK. Why settle for anything less?
For the best in wedding entertainment, choose HARD TO HANDLE band. But don’t just take our word for it – see testimonials from satisfied clients. For more information on how HARD TO HANDLE band can help you make your wedding day a little bit more special, contact the management office.